The Effects Of Wind Power

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Is the downfall of wind power worth the loss? Is it worth losing your land or health? Humans have relied so heavily on fossil fuels that they are deteriorating, harming the environment, and are costly. Fossil fuels are used to provide electricity to our homes, and work. Gasoline is used to transport people, material and food. Without the energy supplied to trains, ships, and airplanes, transportation would be much different and so would our way of life determined on the things that are imported and exported in our country. Coal is another resource used, but at the cost of the environment. Fossil fuels certainly make our way of life easier, but what does it do to our environment? Fossil fuels express CO2 emissions into the atmosphere causing …show more content…
One is wind power, it has been around for a while mostly known to grind grain and pump water. Today wind power is supplying electricity to buildings, more specifically 4.5 million homes in the United States. By using wind turbines, wind is changed from kinetic energy into electric or mechanical energy. The turbine is like a backwards fan. It uses the wind to turn the blades that generate the motor that makes the energy. Currently the United States electricity is made from about 4% of wind power.
The energy generated from the turbines result in a more supportive greenhouse effect. Even though wind power is not consistent it can still create disturbances in people’s lives. Wind power is useful and economical where energy is concerned, but Wind turbines take up a lot of space, and that is an eyesore to those who live near them. Wind power creates energy from a renewable resource that is cheap and good for the environment, however wind power can create health hazards to the people who live near
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Wind power has been noted to create health hazards to some of the people who live near them. Many people have complained of, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, blurriness, irritability, concentration and memory problems since wind turbines have been installed near their homes. Many people have abandoned their homes because of the “noise.” This “noise” is actually not something you consciously hear. Wind turbines have been found to create an infrasound that is not consciously heard, but affects people by causing pressure in the inner

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